scyphus


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scyphus

(ˈsaɪfəs)
n, pl -phi (-faɪ)
1. (Archaeology) an ancient Greek two-handled drinking cup without a footed base
2. (Botany) botany a cuplike body formed at the end of the thallus in certain lichens
[C18: from Latin: goblet, from Greek skuphos]
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Noun1.scyphus - an ancient Greek drinking cupscyphus - an ancient Greek drinking cup; two handles and footed base
cup - a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle; "he put the cup back in the saucer"; "the handle of the cup was missing"
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It is characterized by its scyphose, corticate podetia that present proliferations growing from the scyphus center.
5 Nec scyphus hic dabitur, rutilo cui forte metallo crustatum stringat tortilis ansa latus.
5 Non tibi gemmatis ponentur prandia mensis, Assyrius murex nec tibi sigma dabit; nec per multiplices abaco splendente cauernas argenti nigri pondera defodiam; nec scyphus hic dabitur rutilo cui forte metallo 10 Crustatum stringat tortilis ansa latus.